Thought for the day…” Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? ”
” The cure for insomnia is to get more sleep”. ” If a book about failure does not sell, then is it a success”.
Not the words from one of the hits of the Eagles music group but a peaceful scene from Norway for the photo today. One of the early photos from the Fuji X-E1 camera here, taken whilst I was still trying the camera out. Early morning in the hills of Norway, with some light mist starting to appear over the lake and the first signs of autumn on the trees. Did you know that in the Swedish and Norwegian languages, that there is no word for ‘please’. It always sounds very strange (and impolite) to a non-Scandinavian to simply demand things (eg. give me a coffee.) instead of saying please. Finnish is another language which does not have a direct word for please (although it does have some polite ways to ask for things, such as Saisinko (=can I have). And perhaps because of the long, dark winter and cold winter nights, Norway is number 2 in the world for coffee consumption per capita, around 142 litres (or about 9.5kg of coffee beans) a year for each Norwegian citizen. Finland still tops the list.
and a photo from Brazil, with a storm approaching Sao Paulo airport……
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Thought for the day…” Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress”
“Ham and eggs. A day’s work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig”.
Two photos from Funchal airport, Madeira. Blessed by a great year-round climate, Madeira is popular with tourists, many of whom travel from Scandinavia, Germany and the UK. About 1 million tourists visit each year, including a large number of cruise ships. About 265 000 people live on the islands, most of them on the main island of Madeira itself. Mountains rise to 1862m on these volcanic islands. The islands are part of Portugal, although are semi-autonomous. Despite its small size, the airport has direct flights to a surprising number of cities. The airport is also famous for aircraft spotting, due to the excellent viewing opportunities on the side of the single runway. Infamous for the turbulent winds, watching a few arrivals normally produces a few interesting landings. No problems on this calm day though, as TAP arrives from Portugal.
And another photo from the archives…..a backpacker on the Annapurna circuit in Nepal talks to a local.
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